Sterilisations and non-routine surgery
Spays and castrates are a commonly performed surgical procedures. It can prevent certain types of cancer, reduce wandering and behavioural issues and it helps cut down the number of animals flooding our shelters in need of homes.
Usually your pet will be cared for in the clinic for the day and be home the same day.
In-house blood analysis
Our in house blood analysis machines make it possible to get quick and efficient results when your pet is ill. Our blood analysis machines can run a number of tests needed to help us to make a diagnosis of your pet’s illness.
Radiography images can play an important role in obtaining information very quickly to assist in your pet's diagnosis.
Our clinic is equipped with a modern xray machine and digital processor, giving us the ability to produce rapid and high quality radiographs.
Depending on the reason for the radiography, your pet may need to be sedated or placed under general anaesthetic in order for us to get the best views or angles of your pet for diagnosis and interpretation. Placing your pet under Sedation or general anaesthetic also helps reduce stress for your pet and keeps them absolutely still during the procedure, achieving the clearest picture and best results.
As all of our radiographs are digital images, we burn a copy to a CD for you to keep as part of your pet’s medical records.
The need for routine dental checks and treatments cannot be under estimated. Your pet needs healthy teeth to be able to eat. Bacterial infections entering the body through tooth rot can lead to serious illness in your pet as this infection can affect any part of the body. Signs of dental disease include:
- Bad Breath
- Yellow/brown tartar on teeth
- Difficulty eating
- Pawing or rubbing at the mouth
- Loose teeth
Acupuncture complements traditional medicine by creating another avenue to address painful, inflammatory and degenerative conditions in our pets. Acupuncture relaxes muscles, stimulates nerves, increases blood flow and triggers the release of natural endorphins in the body. The focus is to improve your pet’s quality of life using a natural approach, relieve pain and strive to reduce concurrent medications that have been prescribed.
Acupuncture has been used in the treatment of animals in China for over 2000 years. Initially this was almost exclusively used for agricultural animals. It was only in the late 60s and early 70s that the application of acupuncture treatment for pets was introduced.
Dr Mia is a certified veterinary acupuncturist having completed her certificate with the Chi Institute of Florida in 2018.